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Productions

Topic:
Sea: A Quest for Our Future (Motion picture : 1984)
Coral Reefs: New Discoveries, New Resources (Motion picture : 1985)
Coral Reefs: How to Make Use of 400 Million Years of Evolution (Motion picture : circa 1981)
Coral Reefs: Understanding Their Passage Through Time (Motion picture : circa 1985)
Blue Planet (Motion picture : 1985)
Coral Reefs and the Discovery of New Resources on a Blue Planet (Motion picture : 1985)
Tides of Maine (Radio program : circa 1994)
Creator::
Smithsonian Productions  Search this
Extent:
59.04 cu. ft. (56 record storage boxes) (3.04 non-standard size boxes)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Motion pictures (visual works)
Audiotapes
Sound recordings
Video recordings
Videotapes
Place:
Maine
Caribbean Area
Virgin Islands
Bahamas
Turks and Caicos Islands
Belize
Maine, Gulf of
Norfolk (Va.)
Date:
1968, 1980-1985, 1989-1994, 2002
Descriptive Entry:
This accession consists of audiovisual elements created during the production of "The Sea: A Quest for Our Future;" "Coral Reefs: New Discoveries, New Resources;" "Coral Reefs: How to Make Use of 400 Million Years of Evolution;" "Coral Reefs: Understanding Their Passage Through Time;" "Blue Planet;" "Coral Reefs and the Discovery of New Resources on a Blue Planet;" "Tides of Maine;" other films associated with the National Museum of Natural History (NMNH), Life in the Sea Hall; and a film produced for the St. Louis Zoological Park about coral reefs. Much of the footage for these films was shot between 1980 and 1983 and was often used in multiple productions. Much of the footage was shot by Karen Loveland, Producer, Smithsonian Productions and its predecessor units, during NMNH research trips to the Caribbean and Maine on the ship, Marsys Resolute. Additional footage, also shot by Loveland, was taken in the NMNH laboratories and exhibits. Many of the films feature Walter H. Adey, NMNH, Department of Botany, Curator/Research Scientist, or were narrated by Adey.

"The Sea: A Quest for Our Future" is a 60 minute film produced in 1984 and broadcast by PBS. It is a documentary on the complex ecosystems of tropical coral reefs filmed in the Virgin Islands, the Bahamas, Turks and Caicos Islands, and Belize, and it focuses primarily on research projects conducted by the NMNH Marine Systems Laboratory. The film won several awards including the 1984 Best Nature Production Award from the International TV Movie Festival; a second-place award at the 1985 National Educational Film Festival; and a 1986 Gold Medal and Diploma of the International Scientific Festival.

"Coral Reefs: New Discoveries, New Resources" is a 30-minute version of "The Sea." It was produced in 1985 and distributed for educational purposes.

"Coral Reefs: How to Make Use of 400 Million Years of Evolution" was produced in approximately 1981 and accompanied the first live coral reef exhibition at NMNH.

"Coral Reefs: Understanding Their Passage Through Time" (11:30) replaced "How to Make Use of 400 Million Years" in the live coral reef exhibition at NMNH in approximately 1985.

"Blue Planet" is a 15 minute film produced in 1985 to accompany the NMNH exhibition "Exploring Marine Ecosystems." The film focuses on work performed in the Marine Systems Laboratory and also compares and contrasts the Maine coast with a tropical coral reef. Both ecosystems were reproduced in the exhibition.

"Coral Reefs and the Discovery of New Resources on a Blue Planet" is a 28 minute film produced in 1985. It chronicles the odyssey of a dozen NMNH scientists aboard the Marsys Resolute as they explore the ecology of coral reefs in the Caribbean. The expedition seeks to discover how coral reefs are able to flourish in notoriously nutrient-poor waters. The film was produced by Karen Loveland, directed by Karen Loveland and Robert Pierce, and narrated by Paul Anthony. The film was a Blue Ribbon winner at the American Film Festival.

"Tides of Maine" is a 30-minute radio program produced in approximately 1994. It is a recording of a ship's log during a voyage from Norfolk, Virginia to the Gulf of Maine with Walter H. Adey and his crew. This audio documentary records life aboard the Marsys Resolute and chart's Adey's stories as a seafaring scientist. Adey tracks and explains plant and animal specimens encountered during the trip.
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Topic:
Coral reefs and islands  Search this
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Marine ecology  Search this
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Genre/Form:
Motion pictures (visual works)
Audiotapes
Sound recordings
Video recordings
Videotapes
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 05-263, Smithsonian Productions, Productions
Identifier:
Accession 05-263
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Publications

Topic:
Atoll Research Bulletin (Serial)
Creator::
Smithsonian Institution. Scholarly Press  Search this
Extent:
5 cu. ft. (5 record storage boxes)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Compact discs
Electronic records
Serials (publications)
Date:
1951-2012
Descriptive Entry:
This accession consists of a reference set of Atoll Research Bulletin published by Smithsonian Institution Scholarly Press, including Smithsonian Institution Press. The first 117 numbers of the Bulletin were issued by the National Research Council, Pacific Science Board, and were devoted largely to reports resulting from the Pacific Science Board's Coral Atoll Program. Materials include Atoll Research Bulletin publications, numbers 1 through 590. Some materials are in electronic format.
Topic:
Museum publications  Search this
Coral reefs and islands  Search this
Periodicals  Search this
Genre/Form:
Compact discs
Electronic records
Serials (publications)
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 13-009, Smithsonian Institution, Scholarly Press, Publications
Identifier:
Accession 13-009
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Thomas Wayland Vaughan Papers

Creator::
Vaughan, Thomas Wayland, 1870-1952  Search this
Extent:
9.5 cu. ft. (9 record storage boxes) (1 document box)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Manuscripts
Architectural drawings
Black-and-white photographs
Date:
1908-1947 and undated
Descriptive Entry:
These papers consist of Vaughan's professional correspondence with American and foreign scientists concerning descriptions of fossil localities; the identification, description and exchange of specimens; research in coral foraminifera and oceanography; research conditions in Europe around the time of World War II; and the activities of scientific committees on which Vaughan served. Correspondence with detailed locality information has been flagged. Also included are writings, reports, correspondence, and notes by Vaughan and other scientists concerning specimen collections, analyses of core bottom samples, descriptions and lists of new species, activities of the Committee of Sedimentation of the National Research Council, and field notebooks, including photographs, of corals of the Bahamas and the Pacific Ocean. Additional field notebooks on corals are located in the Department of Invertebrate Zoology.
Historical Note:
T. Wayland Vaughan (1870-1952), geologist and oceanographer, was educated at Tulane University, B.S., 1889; and Harvard University, A.B., 1893, A.M., 1894, and Ph.D., 1903. He began collecting fossils when he was an Instructor at Mount Lebanon College, Tennessee, from 1889 to 1892. From 1894 to 1903, he was an Assistant Geologist with the United States Geological Survey (USGS). Between 1901 and 1923, Vaughan participated in several geological investigations of the West Indies and Puerto Rico which were sponsored by the USGS, the Smithsonian Institution, the Carnegie Institution of Washington, and the United States Navy. The USGS and the Carnegie Institution also helped to finance his investigations of the Atlantic and Gulf Coast states in cooperation with several state geological surveys and his investigations of the corals and coral reefs of the Bahamas. In 1924, Vaughan became Director of the Scripps Institution of Oceanography, a position which he held until his retirement in 1936. In addition, he was an Associate in Marine Sediments, 1924-1942, and Associate in Paleontology, 1942-1952, at the United States National Museum.

Vaughan's research focused on three areas of science: the study of corals and coral reefs; the investigation of larger foraminifera; and oceanography. He was an authority on the corals of the United States, eastern Mexico, the West Indies, and Panama. As an oceanographer, Vaughan was interested in sedimentology and physical and chemical oceanography. With his work on oceanography, Vaughan served as Chairman, 1919 to 1923, of the Committee on Sedimentation of the National Research Council's Division of Geology and Geography; Chairman, 1926 to 1935, of the Pacific Science Association's International Committee on the Oceanography of the Pacific; and member of the National Academy of Science's Committee on Oceanography. This last committee was largely responsible for the founding of the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution.

Vaughan held membership in numerous scientific and professional societies. In 1897 he was a delegate to the International Geological Congress in Russia, and between 1920 and 1936 he served as a delegate from the United States to six Pan-Pacific Science Congresses.
Topic:
Paleontology  Search this
Corals  Search this
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Genre/Form:
Manuscripts
Architectural drawings
Black-and-white photographs
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 99-124, Thomas Wayland Vaughan Papers
Identifier:
Accession 99-124
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Productions

Topic:
Sea: A Quest for Our Future (Motion picture : 1984)
Creator::
Smithsonian Institution. Office of Telecommunications  Search this
Extent:
1 cu. ft. (1 record storage box)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Videotapes
Place:
Caribbean Area
Virgin Islands
Bahamas
Turks and Caicos Islands
Belize
Date:
1984-1985, 1992
Descriptive Entry:
This accession consists of audiovisual elements created during the production of "The Sea: A Quest for Our Future" and other films associated with the National Museum of Natural History (NMNH), Life in the Sea Hall. "The Sea: A Quest for Our Future" is a 60 minute film produced in 1984 and broadcast by PBS. It is a documentary on the complex ecosystems of tropical coral reefs filmed in the Virgin Islands, the Bahamas, Turks and Caicos Islands, and Belize, and it focuses primarily on research projects conducted by the NMNH Marine Systems Laboratory. The film won several awards including the 1984 Best Nature Production Award from the International TV Movie Festival; a second-place award at the 1985 National Educational Film Festival; and a 1986 Gold Medal and Diploma of the International Scientific Festival. Materials include a master, dubbing masters, a film transfer master, and related materials on 1" magnetic tape and 3/4" U-matic videotape.
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Topic:
Coral reefs and islands  Search this
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Genre/Form:
Videotapes
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 09-047, Smithsonian Institution. Office of Telecommunications, Productions
Identifier:
Accession 09-047
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Productions

Creator::
Smithsonian Institution. Office of Telecommunications  Search this
Extent:
2 cu. ft. (2 record storage boxes)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Audiotapes
Videotapes
Place:
Maine
Date:
1991-1992, 1995
Descriptive Entry:
This accession consists of audiovisual elements created during the production of films associated with the exhibition "Exploring Marine Ecosystems." The exhibition, located in the National Museum of Natural History (NMNH), Life in the Sea Hall, included reproductions of two ecosystems, the Maine coast and a tropical coral reef. In 1992, a long and a short version of a film were produced for the exhibition. In 1995, a new film was produced. The films were produced by Karen Loveland and featured Walter H. Adey, Curator/Research Scientist, NMNH, Department of Botany, and the NMNH, Marine Systems Laboratory. Materials include original footage, narration, music, final mix, masters, and protection masters.
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Topic:
Coral reef ecology  Search this
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Video recordings -- Production and direction  Search this
Genre/Form:
Audiotapes
Videotapes
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 06-262, Smithsonian Institution. Office of Telecommunications, Productions
Identifier:
Accession 06-262
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Curators' Annual Reports

Creator::
United States National Museum  Search this
Extent:
49 cu. ft. (98 document boxes)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Manuscripts
Date:
1881-1964
Descriptive Entry:
The administration of the United States National Museum required curators to submit regular reports on the activities of the departments, divisions, and sections. Prior to about 1900 these reports were often made monthly and semiannually as well as annually. The reports were traditionally submitted to the Director of the National Museum to be used in preparing the published Annual Report of the United States National Museum. The individual reports, however, were not reproduced in their entirety in the published Annual Report and generally contain more information than is to be found in the published version.

Reports were stored by the Office of Correspondence and Reports (later known as the Office of Correspondence and Documents), and then by the Office of the Registrar.

Includes reports submitted to the Director of the United States National Museum by curators and administrators.
Topic:
Museums -- Administration  Search this
Museum curators  Search this
Genre/Form:
Manuscripts
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 158, United States National Museum, Curators' Annual Reports
Identifier:
Record Unit 158
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Smithsonian Institution Archives
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ead_collection:sova-sia-faru0158
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Thomas Wayland Vaughan Papers

Creator::
Vaughan, Thomas Wayland, 1870-1952  Search this
Extent:
0.25 cu. ft. (1 half document box)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Field notes
Maps
Scientific illustrations
Date:
1902
Descriptive Entry:
This accession consists of field notes of Thomas Wayland Vaughan (1870-1952), a geologist and oceanographer with the United States Geological Survey, the United States National Museum, and the Scripps Institution of Oceanography. His research focused on the study of corals and coral reefs, the investigation of larger foraminifera, and oceanography. Materials also include scientific illustrations and maps.
Topic:
Geology  Search this
Geologists  Search this
Research  Search this
Corals  Search this
Oceanography  Search this
Oceanographers  Search this
Coral reefs and islands  Search this
Foraminifera  Search this
Genre/Form:
Field notes
Maps
Scientific illustrations
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 16-033, Thomas Wayland Vaughan Papers
Identifier:
Accession 16-033
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Curatorial Correspondence and Memoranda

Topic:
Atoll Research Bulletin (Serial)
Creator::
National Museum of Natural History. Department of Paleobiology  Search this
Extent:
21 cu. ft. (21 record storage boxes)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Manuscripts
Brochures
Clippings
Field notes
Compact discs
Floppy disks
Electronic records
Maps
Drawings
Color photographs
Black-and-white photographs
Color transparencies
Black-and-white transparencies
Black-and-white negatives
Color negatives
Audiotapes
Date:
1955-2013
Descriptive Entry:
This accession consists of the records of Ian G. Macintyre, Curator Emeritus, who specializes in carbonate sedimentology with a multidisciplinary interest in post-glacial history of coral reefs, submarine lithification, skeletal mineralogy of reef organisms, bioerosion, and Holocene sea-level history in the western Atlantic and eastern Pacific. The records primarily document Macintyre's curatorial activities in the Department of Paleobiology at the National Museum of Natural History in regard to field work, professional societies, research publications, speeches, and when he served as Chairman of the Department of Paleobiology (1982-1987) and as coordinating editor of "Atoll Research Bulletin." Earlier records date from when Macintyre was a research scientist at the Duke University Marine Laboratory (1967-1970), as well as during the years he attended McGill University where he earned a doctorate degree in 1967.

Materials include correspondence, memoranda, and notes; meeting agendas and minutes; proposals; agreements; information about conferences, committees, symposiums, and workshops; reports; articles and newspaper clippings; research publications; book reviews; speech papers and presentation material; survey information; Scanning Electron Microscope (SEM) photomicrographs and negatives; field notebooks and data; photographs, slides, and negatives; drawings; maps; brochures; audiotapes; and supporting documentation. Some materials are in electronic format.
Topic:
Sedimentology  Search this
Coral reefs and islands  Search this
Scanning electron microscopes  Search this
Museum curators  Search this
Paleobiology  Search this
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Paleohydrology $y Holocene  Search this
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Brochures
Clippings
Field notes
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Maps
Drawings
Color photographs
Black-and-white photographs
Color transparencies
Black-and-white transparencies
Black-and-white negatives
Color negatives
Audiotapes
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 17-300, National Museum of Natural History. Department of Paleobiology, Curatorial Correspondence and Memoranda
Identifier:
Accession 17-300
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Study reveals Agriculture and Fishing Cause Coral Reef Decline

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Smithsonian Insider  Search this
Type:
Blog posts
Smithsonian staff publications
Blog posts
Published Date:
Mon, 10 Aug 2015 17:54:14 +0000
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Scientists establish first frozen repository of Hawaiian coral

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Smithsonian Insider  Search this
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Smithsonian staff publications
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Published Date:
Wed, 18 Aug 2010 08:26:38 +0000
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Coral reefs and ocean acidification

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Smithsonian Insider  Search this
Type:
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Smithsonian staff publications
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Published Date:
Wed, 11 Jul 2018 14:08:02 +0000
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Dead Zones May Threaten Coral Reefs Worldwide

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Smithsonian Insider  Search this
Type:
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Smithsonian staff publications
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Published Date:
Tue, 21 Mar 2017 13:01:46 +0000
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Human shadow cast over the Caribbean slows coral growth

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Smithsonian Insider  Search this
Type:
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Smithsonian staff publications
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Published Date:
Tue, 09 Apr 2013 11:14:19 +0000
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Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute to help create frozen repository of sperm and embryonic cells for Great Barrier Reef corals

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Smithsonian staff publications
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Published Date:
Thu, 19 May 2011 13:18:06 +0000
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In Belize, Critically endangered wrasse now favorite food of invasive lionfish

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Smithsonian staff publications
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Published Date:
Mon, 04 May 2015 14:58:38 +0000
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National Museum of Natural History’s coral collection used in Caribbean agricultural and sewage pollution study

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Smithsonian staff publications
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Published Date:
Tue, 17 May 2011 12:39:37 +0000
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Smithsonian scientists help build first frozen repository of Great Barrier Reef coral

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Smithsonian Insider  Search this
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Smithsonian staff publications
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Published Date:
Mon, 12 Dec 2011 13:48:03 +0000
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Preventing home invasions means fighting side-by-side for coral-dwelling crabs and shrimp

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Smithsonian Insider  Search this
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Smithsonian staff publications
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Published Date:
Fri, 30 Mar 2012 16:38:30 +0000
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Science  Search this
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Q&A: Katie Cramer on the long term human impact on coral reefs in Caribbean Panama

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Smithsonian staff publications
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Published Date:
Wed, 07 Aug 2013 18:46:33 +0000
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Study: Bleaching events impair long-term coral reproduction

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Smithsonian staff publications
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Published Date:
Wed, 19 Nov 2014 23:59:00 +0000
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